Manager comments on the future of Aston Villa striker

Dean Smith the manager

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is reportedly attracting interest from the Scottish Premiership.

Ross McCormack of the Mariners controls the ball against Tomislav Mrcela of the Glory during the round five A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners at nib...

Central Coast Mariners manager Mike Mulvey has confirmed that he is 'waiting to hear' from Aston Villa regarding striker Ross McCormack.

The 32-year-old, who is on loan at the Austrian A-League side but has returned home to nurse an injury, has been attracting interest from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell. 

The Daily Record claim that McCormack is keen on a return to Fir Park as Motherwell chiefs are hoping up to wrap up a deal for the Championship stalwart by the weekend.  

 

As a result, Motherwell's interest has left the door open on McCormack's future, who has been an outcast at his parent club since January 2017. 

Ahead of the Mariners poor start to the season in the Australian A-League, coach Mulvey offered his thoughts on McCormack's situation and why he left Australian side initially. 

"He is an Aston Villa player and we are waiting to hear from them," said Mulvey, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail. "We let him go back to get his injury further assessed as well as for compassionate reasons as he was missing his two children.

“As soon as we hear from Villa we will let everyone know."

Danny Batth of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ross McCormack of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on January 14,...

Former Scotland international McCormack joined Aston Villa during the summer of 2016 following their relegation to the Championship.

The then-in form striker moved from Fulham, but he struggled to cement himself into Villa's starting XI and was subsequently loaned out to Nottingham Forest following a falling out with then-manager Steve Bruce.

Since then, the Glasgow-born player has been an outcast in the Midlands and played in the A-League as a potential return to the Scottish Premiership is on the cards. 

Ross McCormack of the Mariners looks on during the round two A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City FC at Central Coast Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Gosford,...

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